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Pioneer Press Photo by Ben Garvin Austin Granger inspects an element on his new K’NEX ball machine at The Works Museum in Bloomington, Minn., on Thursday. The machine is 23 1/2-feet tall and 40-feet long, and contains over 100,000 pieces, a new world record. It has two lifts, three motors and eight paths, including a 20-foot free-fall and a 60-foot-long path that hangs from the ceiling.

K’NEX to the max: Minnesotan creates world’s largest structure from kid’s toy

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By Richard Chin / St. Paul Pioneer Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. — We last talked to Austin Granger in 2012 when the University of Minnesota undergraduate was becoming a YouTube sensation.

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